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Sudarshan Pinglay, Ph.D.



Sudarshan Pinglay, Ph.D, leads a research lab affiliated with the University of Washington, Department of Genome Sciences, the Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine and the Seattle Hub for Synthetic Biology. He received his PhD for research conducted in the labs of Jef Boeke and Liam Holt at New York University School of Medicine. Sudarshan developed tools for the “re-writing” of mammalian genomes through the synthesis of large DNA constructs and their targeted integration into cells. These tools are being applied to: 1) understand how genes are turned on and off; and 2) endow cells with sophisticated behaviors not found in nature. He is from Bangalore, India and completed undergraduate degrees in molecular biology and philosophy at Johns Hopkins University.

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